One reason for liking the wintertime is that we get to see wildlife in ways that we don’t for the rest of the year.
Since I started putting bird food out the front as I mentioned in Out back and at the front I have been watching, daily, blue and great tits not only busily flitting about in the leafless lilacs but feeding on the seed I scatter on the top of the brick pillar. I wish that the sparrows were as easy to watch but they perfectly blend into the background so are hard to spot let alone follow.
Next weekend is the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch when I’ll be hoping to do rather better than in past years! I’ll mention it again towards the end of the week meantime have a read of Tweet and be counted.
Thanks to Sue, my good friend Rich’s wife, I have learnt that the fungi shown in my recent post On Sunday mornings… is aptly called Turkeytail! Here’s more on another plot logLast week I bought a copy of the Collins Complete Guide to British Garden Wildlife which is a photographic guide to every common species of birds, fungi, insects, months , wildflowers and lots more.
Looking through it I notice plenty of wildlife I’ve seen on the plot and not known what it was so hopefully now I will! I think that this is going to become a well thumbed book before too long.